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November 2017 Events

This holiday season, consider making a donation of a non-perishable food item to the library.  The library will see that it is given to the food pantry so all families can enjoy a meal this Thanksgiving.  Donations accepted: November 1 through November 17.  

Weds. 11/1: 3 pm  Movie & Activity  Watch a family friendly movie.  Do an activity following the movie.  Public and homeschooled children welcome to attend.

Weds. 11/1: 7 pm  Look Young and Stop Cold Sores  Author of "How to Stop Cold Sore Outbreaks and HSV-1 While Getting Youthful Skin,"  Samantha Rollins, will detail her amazing discovery involving amino acids using layperson's terminology.  Taking particular amino acids in a highly systematic way can actually make for a much more youthful complexion.  It may even help you to stave off cold sore outbreaks!  Rollins regime may help you to build a strong immune system to be healthier than you ever imagined!  Rollins is open to all of your questions and looks forward to a lively discussion. Registration is required, there is no fee to attend.

Thurs. 11/2: 2 pm  Mahjong  Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy.  All skill levels welcome!

Thurs. 11/2: 6 pm: Veteran’s Day Speaker  Ted Ellstrom will detail his experience fighting in World War II.  Suitable for age 13 and up.  Please call 315-986-5932 to register.

Thurs. 11/2: 6:30 pm  Genealogy Hour  Come and receive assistance with your genealogical searching.  Find out how to use Ancestry.com and learn other helpful tips from Pat Stevens-Brate.

Thurs. 11/2-Saturday 11/4: Fall Book Sale  The Friends of Macedon Public Library will have a giant, fall book sale offering wide variety of books and movies for sale.  All items will suit the reading and viewing tastes of all ages.  Prices remain low with proceeds going to support the quality programs offered at the library.  The hours of the sale will be Thursday from 10 am until 8 pm, and Friday and Saturday: 1 pm until 5 pm.  The final day will be a bag sale.  For best selection, attend early on Thursday.

Fri. 11/3: 5-10 pm: Teen Lock-In  Have fun in the library after-hours with other teens doing teen directed activities such as: playing games, bashing B-movies, making munchies or just talking about stuff.  Must have reliable transportation available at 10 pm.  

Sat. 11/4: 2 pm: Calling all D&D Masters & Fans…  The library is hereby summoning all those who wish to delve into the realm of role playing games.  Attend ye this meeting or be sentenced to the shackles of boredom.

Mon. 11/6: Noon  Macedon Senior Luncheon

Mon. 11/6: 1 pm  Who Was Henry Ossian Flipper?  Find out about the first black graduate from West Point who served under John Bullis. Learn why he received a long overdue Presidential pardon.  Presented by playwright and local artist, Randy Darrow.

Tues. 11/7: Election Day  Cast your vote in the 2017 election in the Community Room.

Weds. 11/8: 1 pm: Iris Folding  Join this group and make stunning cards for friends and family.  Bring pretty paper, cardstock, scissors, tape and glue. Current members of the group are always eager to teach those new to the craft.

Weds. 11/8: 3 pm  Movie & Activity  Watch a family friendly movie.  Do an activity following the movie.  Public and homeschooled children welcome to attend.

Weds. 11/8: 7-9 pm  Final Entrepreneur Workshop  Participants will receive a certificate of completion at this final workshop.

Thurs. 11/9: 2 pm: Mahjong  Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy.  All skill levels welcome!

Thurs. 11/9: 6:30 pm  Genealogy Hour  Come and receive assistance with your genealogical searching.  Find out how to use Ancestry.com and learn other helpful tips from Pat Stevens-Brate.

Thurs. 11/9: 6 pm: Crafty Capers  Register to make a beautiful craft for yourself or to give as a gift.  Registration and fee is required.  Call 986-5932 to reserve a spot in the class.

Fri. 11/10: 3 pm: Teen Movie  Watch the most recently released movie about a human possessing super, arachnid powers. Rated PG 13.

Sat.  11/11 2 pm: Donut Girls with Teresa Wood  In this brand new program offered by History House presenter, Teresa Wood, find out about Helen Purviance and Margaret Sheldon who travel with the Salvation Army to France to help American soldiers.  Learn how they tend to broken bones, offer hope, write letters, sing, and...make donuts!  Discover how donut making led to a national holiday in the United States. Wood will engage you with this harrowing tale based on true historical events.  She will bring interesting props such as a tent and their belongings. As expected, there will be a brand new history house to see: a bombed out cottage used as a canteen to serve soldiers.  Doughnut holes and cider will be served.  This presentation is great for all ages!   Call the library at 315-986-5932 to register.

Sat. 11/11: 2 pm  Puppy Tales  Children in grades K-5 are invited to read to a furry friend to develop confidence and fluency while reading aloud.  There is no registration required and several service dogs will be available.

Sun. 11/12: 2 pm Science on Tap @ Twisted Rail   “Can Your Thanksgiving Dinner Save the World?” with Dr. Callie Babbitt from the Golisano Institute of Sustainability at RIT.

Mon. 11 /13  6 pm: Holiday-Themed Songwriting Workshop #1   Register to participate in a songwriting workshop run by a grammy award nominated songwriting duo, Nancy and John Bryan.  Nancy will work with participants to craft the lyrics to two holiday-themed songs.  John will work on the recording of the songs.  People of all ages can have fun learning how to use rhythm and rhyme to create memorable lyrics.  They will also discover how songs are professionally recorded and John especially welcomes those curious about how music is mixed and blended to attend because he genuinely enjoys explaining the process and answering questions.  The songs will be recorded on a CD that will circulate.  Both songs will also be performed in a community concert set to take place the forenoon of December 9. Please call 315-986-5932 to register.  Families and anyone interested in either writing or music is highly encouraged to attend.  This program generously funded by a grant from the Delavan Foundation.

 

Tues. 11/14: 5-6 pm: Breaking Bread  This month, participants are asked to bring in a Thanksgiving favorite.  Choose from salads, side-dishes and desserts.  All dishes will be shared to form a miniature Thanksgiving feast at the library.  

Tues. 11/14: 6 pm Songwriting Workshop #2  Participants will continue working on the lyrics to the second song.  Some time will be devoted to beginning to learn to sing the songs.

Weds. 11/15: 3 pm  Movie & Activity  Watch a family friendly movie.  Do an activity following the movie.  Public and homeschooled children welcome to attend.

Weds. 11/15: 6 pm  Splendor in Heaven with Wayne Fox  Join Wayne Fox, Macedon resident and amateur astronomer, as he details his experience in Santee, South Carolina for the total solar eclipse.  This fulfilled his life-long dream and he managed to record it digitally so he could share it with others who were not fortunate enough to have this amazing experience.  This will be a technical and emotional presentation guaranteed to engage adults for a variety of reasons. Find out what you did not see outside zone of totality (and learn what can be expected when Macedon will be in the zone of totality on April 8, 2024).  Fox will also bring and set-up the telescope he used to record the experience.   Please call the library at 315-986-5932 to register.

Thurs. 11/16: Noon  Friends of Macedon Public Library Book Discussion  Call the library for more details about the book to be discussed.

Thurs. 11/16: 1 pm Meeting of the Friends of Macedon Public Library  All members of the community are welcome to attend this meeting.  The Friends work on fun events and projects that support the high number of quality programs offered at the library.

Thurs. 11/16: 2 pm  Mahjong   Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy.  All skill levels welcome!

Thurs. 11/16: 6:30 pm  Genealogy Hour  Come and receive assistance with your genealogical searching.  Find out how to use Ancestry.com and learn other helpful tips from Pat Stevens-Brate.

Fri. 11/17: 3 pm  Teen Movie  View a recently released flick that has primates and humans battling one another for control of planet Earth.  Rated PG 13.

Sat. 11/18: 2 pm Sew What?  Come to the library and explore several different decorative items that can be sewn on the library’s sewing machines.  Beginning to advanced skills are both welcome, as are teens age 13 and up.  Please bring 3-5 yards of cotton fabric of your choice.  Choose a fabric pattern that will look nice with your own personal decor.  The library will supply the machines, cutting materials and thread.  Registration required.  Please call 315-986-5932.  

Sat. 11/18: 3 pm  Needlework & Niceties  Join this informal group and do your favorite needle craft in good company.

Sat. 11/18: 3 pm  Kitty Tales  Children of all ages are invited to read to a fluffy kitty who enjoys hearing a good story read aloud.  

Sun. 11/19: 2 pm Songwriting Workshop #3  Participants will record the songs they have written.  Pizza and soda pop will be served at the end of the recording session.

Mon. 11/20:  Noon  Macedon Senior Luncheon  

Mon. 11/20:  1 pm  What to Do In an Emergency  Listen to Macedon Ambulance Director, Paul Harkness detail how to handle a variety of emergency situations so you will know what to do if you should find yourself in one of these common situations.  

Tues. 11/21: 3-5 pm  Virtual Trip to Bulgaria  Pal-Mac students in grade 3 and homeschooled students at the third grade level are invited to the library to learn all about Bulgaria.  Polina Doran will do an interactive presentation that will include: learning about the Cyrillic alphabet, craft activities, food, pictures and even the chance to smell rose oil.  Please note, the food will contain nuts. Pal-Mac students wishing to attend must bring a letter of permission to the school to be released to library staff.  Homeschooled students may attend independently, or their parent may choose to attend, too.

Tues. 11/21: 6 pm Kahoot! Bring a smartphone or tablet and participate in a fast-paced, general trivia game.  Adults and teens age 13 and up welcome to play for a chance to win a small prize.

Please call 315-986-5932 to register.

Weds. 11/22: 2-3 pm Doughnut Hour  All ages are invited to come and eat a donut at the library as our way of wishing you a “Happy Thanksgiving.”  First come, first serve as doughnuts will be in limited supply.  

*Thurs. 11/23 & Fri. 11/24:  The library will be closed in observance of Thanksgiving.*

Sat. 11/25 2-4 pm:  Maker-Space Day  Enjoy a variety of maker stations set-up throughout the library.  Also, adults and teens will have an opportunity to fly our Hovercam in the Community Room.  The Hovercam is a self-contained droid with a camera.  Those with well-developed video-gaming skills or joy-stick experience of any kind will likely find it simple to fly the camera. No need to register, this is a drop-in program for families wishing to take a break from the hustle and bustle of holiday shopping.

Mon. 11/27: 1 pm American Red Cross Blood Drive Give the gift of life this holiday season, donate a pint of your blood.

Mon. 11/27: 6:30 pm  Library Board Meeting  The public is welcome to attend.  Members of the public who may be considering applying to be a board member are especially encouraged to attend as there are currently board seats open.  For more information on how to apply to be a trustee, please call the library at 986-5932.

Tues. 11/28: 6 pm  Songwriting Workshop #4  Participants will run through all the holiday songs as a dress rehearsal in preparation for the Community Holiday Concert scheduled for Saturday, December 9 at 11 am.

Weds. 11/29: 3 pm  Movie & Activity  Watch a family friendly movie.  Do an activity following the movie.  Public and homeschooled children welcome to attend.

Weds. 11/29: 6 pm  Design a Distinctive Bracelet  Use gorgeous glass beads to design a bracelet to keep and wear for yourself over the holidays or give to someone you love.  Merilee Kenning will teach you how.  A fee of $6 will apply.  Registration required.  Maximum 12 participants.  Ages 10 and up.

Thurs. 11/30: 2 pm  Mahjong   Play this ancient game of skill, luck and strategy.  All skill levels welcome!

Thurs. 11/30: 6:30 pm  Genealogy Hour  Come and receive assistance with your genealogical searching.  Find out how to use Ancestry.com and learn other helpful tips from Pat Stevens-Brate.

**COMING IN DECEMBER:**

DEC 2: Hammered Dulcimers   

DEC 9: Holiday Christmas Concert

DEC 16: Christmas Magic with Cris Johnson